Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tractor Funnel Lights


Back in September I shared our living room redo and hinted that on the wall where the couch is, I was working on some details that I would reveal later.....well later is now my friends!!! And, this also reminds me I still need to share another post of our living room! We've since finished the baseboards and added more details! I promise it's coming soon....like next week! 

Don't you just love when you come up with a plan/idea and it finally comes to fruition!?! In my case, I came up with a plan for lights in the living room about a year ago. I acquired what I needed for them and then stored everything away until it was time to start working on the living room. We had no real immediate plans to start doing so, but then something really exciting happened (I will spill soon, I swear) that gave us just the kick we needed to start moving on those said plans. 

So, I dug those parts out of the closet and scrounged up random light parts around the house, and bought two fifteen foot cords from Home Depot and created, with the help of my husband, these beauties..............

Tractor Funnel Lights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now let me just tell you, I discovered that turning approximately 27 feet of drop cloth cord covers right side out is not fun....AT ALL!!! Never again....n.e.v.e.r. a.g.a.i.n. My fingers were cramped for days!!! It's a good thing they look so pretty. 



 Oh how I love that patina!! 










One more plan crossed off the list! That aforementioned closet is really starting to empty out! 

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21 comments:

  1. you know, they are really growing on me- I do I have a large funnel in the shed?.......;)

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  2. Those are fantastic Melissa! They match your home perfectly. Love it, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  3. Melissa,
    How creative and fun are these. I love them. I think they look great and fit into the room nicely.
    Kris

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  4. Very fun idea for a pendant light!!
    Mary Alice

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  5. wow, these are wonderful, what a fun industrial look!!

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  6. Love these! Isn't it amazing when we plan these things for so long in our heads and then they FINALLY are achieved! Love it when that happens! Great work.

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  7. Love your lights Melissa!What a super cool idea!
    xx
    Anne

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  8. Love the light! Great Idea
    Marie @ Fortledbetter.com

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  9. What a clever and awesome up cycle! I'm lovin' the little bit of chippy rust on the big one. Not to mention the "disguise" on the cording. Fantastic!

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  10. Your light is so cool!! I love using unusual things to make lights and the tractor funnel is just perfect. You did a great job. I would love it if you linked up your light project to the Link It or Lump It Link Party! http://twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/10/features-and-link-it-or-lump-it-link.html

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  11. I love this idea. I hope your fingers have recovered by now, don't you think it was worth it?

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  12. That light is so fun, what a great idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Just featured this on our "Scoop" Pinterest board. Very cool fixture!!

    ♥Linsey

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  14. Very very creative and so cute! I bet the cord covers were no fun, but they look great!

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  15. I love this!!!!I featured you this week at Boogieboard Cottage, Take care, Mary

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  16. I love them... and I have the exact same one as your largest one hanging over my kitchen sink! Great minds think alike huh?! I also have a cord cover on mine but I found mine pre-made at a store called Tuesday Morning, have you heard of it? Mine is burlap with velcro closure and only cost about $10, so they would be worth trying to find if you ever do a project like that again!

    Tania

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  17. Love this, Melissa! Featuring you Sunday from Give Me The Goods party. And you'll be on my FB Sunday too ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  18. I featured this on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!

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  19. Wonderful! I LOVE upcycled, industrial light fixtures. Great job!

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